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A life sentence that brings shame to the “greatest democracy on earth.”

He’s a soft spoken, mild mannered 60 something doctor and currently being championed by Amnesty International, Noam Chomsky and international human rights activists around the world.  And this Christmas Eve, while I was digging into an enormous Christmas dinner with friends, full of convivial goodwill to all mankind, Dr Binayak Sen who has spent his [...]

Maoist violence is not the disease - its a symptom

The “Maoist insurrection” is all the news from India these days. Are they in the right with their assertion that they’re virtuously defending the most vulnerable? Or are they wrong for using violence, not only against the authorities, but against the very same poor they claim to be defending?